A Brief History of MUHAS
The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) started as the Dar es salaam medical school in 1963. The school then transformed into the faculty of medicine of the university of Dar es salaam that in 1991 was upgraded and became a college–the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS).
In 1996, the Faculty of Medicine that was upgraded to a constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam, with the aim of nurturing it to a full-fledged university later on was merged with the Muhimbili hospital to create the Muhimbili Medical Centre (MMC).
Over the years MUCHS made significant achievements in terms of increased student enrollment and development of several new academic programmes. The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005 through the universities Act no 7 of 2005.Subsequently, in 2007Article 1 of the Charter of Incorporation established MUHAS; in line with the Universities act no 7 of 2005.
The objectives of the University are the advancement of knowledge, diffusion and extension of technology and learning, the provision of higher education and research and, so far as is consistent with those objectives, the nurturing of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and moral growth of the students at the University.
MUHAS has two campuses: Muhimbili Campus and Mloganzila Campus.
Muhimbili Campus is situated in Ilala Municipality, in Upanga along United Nations Road.
Mloganzila Campus is still new and in the process of development and it occupies 3,800 acres and is located 3 km off Dar es Salaam-Morogoro highway, 25 km from Dar es Salaam.
MUHAS has other facilities including the Bagamoyo Teaching Unit in Bagamoyo district. This facility was established for the purpose of training students during field studies. The unit has a total area of 46,085.7 square metres which has been developed by construction of residential houses, classroom, laboratory, hostel and canteen.
MUHAS has a range of programmes in biomedical, clinical and allied health sciences. These programmes are taught in the five Schools and one academic Institute of the University.
The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Research and Consultancy coordinates teaching of all academic programmes. The Directorate of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Library Services provide cross-cutting support to all University units in information, communication and technology information management.
1963-1967 :Dar es Salaam Medical School
1968-1969 : Faculty of Medicine, Dar es Salaam University College of the University of East Africa
1970-1990 : Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)
1976-1990 : Faculty of Medicine incorporated in Muhimbili Medical Centre
1991-2006 :Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), constituent college of UDSM
2007-Todate :Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
In order to realize the vision and fulfill its mission, MUHAS shall be guided by the following values:
Social responsibility, accountability and leadership in responding to issues and expectations of the society.
Public accountability through transparent decision-making, open review, responsible and efficient use of resources.
Institutional autonomy through self-governing structures and greater independence in action while being responsive to societal needs.
Professional and ethical standards of the highest order, practiced through openness, honesty, tolerance and respect for the individual.
Equity and social justice with regard to gender, religion, ethnicity and other social characteristics.
Academic freedom in critical thought and enquiry as well as the open exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Academic integrity and professional excellence in teaching, research and service provision.
Nationalism and internationalism in scholarly activities of national and global concerns,roductivity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all activities of the University underpinned by a dedication to quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
Human Resource of the highest quality capable of enhancing the realization of the vision and mission of the University.
The right to enjoy intellectual, social, cultural and recreational opportunities, for students and staff.
Vision and Mission
A university excelling in quality training of health professionals, research and public services with conducive learning and working environment.
To provide quality training, research and services in health and related fields for attainment of equitable socioeconomic development for Tanzanian community and beyond.
Official website: https://www.muhas.ac.tz/